Tuna Poke Bowls
Sam and I fell in love with Ahi Poke back when we visited Hawai’i. I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at working with fish when cooking at home, so I was a bit intimidated at first by the pressure to re-create our holiday favourite at home. I found a couple of recipes that looked do-able. Add a bit of this and take away a bit of that et voila, I had not only something I could work with but something we now devour on a regular basis.
This quick and delicious dish has been on our menu almost every week this warm summer. It requires no cooking and is ready in under twenty minutes. It is also rather healthy and a refreshing antidote to sweltering afternoons (yes, London does have them). I promise you’ll love it.
This dish works well with different bits and pieces thrown in too - especially fresh, crunchy produce - so don’t be shy to throw in some sliced peppers or a bit of lime.
For the sauce
8 tsp soy sauce
4 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp runny honey
2 tsp fish sauce
½ sweet onion
½ red chilli
Sea salt & cracked pepper
For the bowl
2 tuna steaks
4 spring onions
Brown rice (we use microwave-ready bags, see, no cooking!)
Handful of sesame seeds
1 sheet of seaweed (optional)
Finely dice the sweet onion and the chilli, and combine in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients to make the sauce.
Finely dice the tuna steaks into pieces about 1cm cubed, and place in the same bowl as the sauce, so that the sauce begins to be soaked up.
Peel and finely slice the carrot into long, thin batons, slice the spring onion and slice the seaweed if using.
Prepare your rice - I’m a huge fan of Tilda’s Brown Rice which can be cooked in the microwave...it might be cheating but I’m all about shortcuts that work.
Time to assemble! Place rice in the bowl first, followed by a few large spoonfuls of the tuna in sauce. Top the tuna with the carrot, spring onion and seaweed (or you can serve these on the side and people can add to their own dish). Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Simple! I’m quickly becoming a convert for fish in the kitchen and am on the hunt for some new easy recipes, let me know your go-to recipes.!